Our Research Outcomes

Johns Hopkins experts have been at the forefront of research into the benefits and proven outcomes of the most advanced prenatal surgery techniques to treat a range of conditions including congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), spina bifida and twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Explore our featured research below.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Learn more about fetoscopic tracheal occlusion (FETO) balloon surgery, an experimental technique used to improve lung function in babies with severe CDH. 

Written Abstracts

Spina Bifida 

Learn more about prenatal spina bifida repair and, particularly, of the use of minimally invasive fetal endoscopic surgery (fetoscopy).  

Open Fetoscopic Fetal MMC Repair Outcomes | Dr. Jena Miller

Dr. Jena Miller, Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy physician, discusses the results from a recent study on the performance of 2-port open fetoscopy for fetal spina bifida repair in a newly established program.

Written Abstracts

Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Learn more about the Solomon laser treatment method for TTTS and TAPS. 

Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Ultrasound Findings Abstract | Dr. Ahmet Baschat

Dr. Ahmet Baschat, director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Fetal Therapy, discusses the results from a recent study on characteristic ultrasound findings of resolving twin-twin transfusion syndrome after Solomon laser treatment.